20 medical and research teams working together
 to improve vision and overcome disabilities





To build a continuum between patient care, rehabilitation, clinical  and translationnal research and educational activities in close interaction with engineers and industrialists.
Objective's Vision handicaps are to prevent disabilities and blindness by screening ocular conditions and related disabilities. Our goal is the management of visual impairement in patients with associated disabilities.
Working as a team helps to screen and manage patients in order to accelerate the transfer to patients of the therapeutic innovations. Formation of this DHU is based on analysis of conditions of visual deficiency management in the Ile de France region, of the existence of recognized sites and complementary skills, of the successful experience of existing trans-PRES collaborations, and of a willingness to offer the best care to all in a territorial dimension that transcends purely institutional logics. It brings together care units of the APHP, of the Centre Hospitalier National des Quinze-Vingts, and the Fondation Ophtalmologique Rothschild, affiliated with major universities : the UPMC, the UVSQ, the University of Paris 7 and the University of Paris 13 and Paris 11. Fundamental research will primarily be conducted at the level of the "LIFESENSES" Labex, centered at the “Centre de Recherches : Institut de la Vision” (UMRS 80 UPMC-Inserm Unit 968-CNRS 7210) and managed by the Foundation for Scientific Cooperation (RTRS) Voir et Entendre (Seeing and Hearing). Clinical research will be conducted in the APHP and CIC 503 of Ophthalmology at the Quinze-Vingts Hospital (DHOS-Inserm), in close collaboration with the different centers of reference in this field. The valorization of results will be achieved, in particular, through industrial partners involved in the Labex (more than 70 to date). Education will be organized for the 2nd and the 3rd graduate medical cycles, but also by ongoing medical education with the creation of a European master in Vision Science.